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Job: Director of Exhibitions & Publications, Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada

Posted by Sophia Zhou • Thursday, January 24. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

Deadline: February 25, 2013

Mercer Union, A Centre for Contemporary Art, is an artist-run organization dedicated to the existence of contemporary art. We provide a forum for the production and exhibition of Canadian and international conceptually- and aesthetically-engaged art and related cultural practices. We pursue these primary concerns through critical activities that include exhibitions, lectures, screenings, performances, publications, events and special projects. Mercer Union is a charitable not-for-profit serving audiences from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

As the Director of Exhibitions & Publications, the successful candidate will utilize their experience and initiative to collaborate with the Director of Operations & Development—with the support of Mercer’s Board of Directors—to guide the organization’s exhibition and programming vision. This will involve the implementation and coordination of the exhibition programme and related projects, overseeing the production of publications, and assisting with fundraising initiatives, grant writing, and new marketing initiatives.

This position is a one-year contract, with an option to renew, and carries an expected start date in April 2013.

The successful candidate will possess:
• An MA, MFA or equivalent experience in art history, visual culture, curatorial studies, or fine arts
• A minimum of 3 years of experience in a non-profit art gallery or equivalent
• A solid knowledge of Canadian and international contemporary art
• Experience managing budgets and grant writing
• Supervisory experience
• Strong verbal and written communications skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Macintosh computer skills, including Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop), Filemaker Pro, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word)
• Fluency in both official languages, written and verbal considered an asset

Primary responsibilities include:
• Managing the coordination of exhibitions, including coordination of submission review process, generating curatorial proposals, negotiating and managing all contracts, budgets, and preparing exhibition receptions
• Communicating with exhibiting artists in the development of exhibitions, including coordinating shipping, travel, insurance and equipment needs, and overseeing exhibition installation
• Coordinating all publicity including writing press releases, preparing press packages, liaising with the media, managing press and mailing databases and actively raising the profile of the Gallery locally and internationally
• Coordinating all marketing, negotiating all advertising contracts, and designing advertisements
• Managing publication coordination including brochures, distribution, catalogue exchange, documentation, the gallery website and archive
• Overseeing maintenance of the gallery space and equipment
• Organizing Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance grant reviews
• Participating in developing and setting financial, operational and outreach priorities in collaboration with the Director of Operations & Development and the Board
• Participating in creating and monitoring strategic and development plans, in collaboration with the Director of Operations & Development and the Board
• Working with the Director of Operations & Development on all operational, employment, foundation, and sponsorship grant applications, and preparing programming project-related grant applications and sponsorship packages
• Managing support staff and volunteers with the Director of Operations & Development
• Attending Board meetings and Committee meetings as required, preparing programming reports for the Board
• Acting as a spokesperson for the organization to government, funding agencies, the media, and the public

Starting salary: $40,000 plus benefits and travel allotment

Interested candidates are requested to submit a resume, cover letter, and three writing samples by 5PM on Monday, February 25, 2013, via email to the attention of the Search Committee.

Oppportunity: Wallis Annenberg Curatorial Fellowship, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Posted by Sophia Zhou • Thursday, January 24. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

Deadline: March 1, 2013

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announces a search for candidates for the Wallis Annenberg Curatorial Fellowship. This two-year fellowship in the museum’s Modern Art department will provide curatorial training and support scholarly research in connection with the permanent collection and related projects at LACMA. Striving to combine the strengths of academic art history and the art museum, this Fellowship is designed to attract exceptional emerging scholars to the curatorial field. The Annenberg Curatorial Fellowship supports the highest level of professional development, with opportunities to be fully integrated into all aspects of curatorial work, gain experience in research and cataloguing, exhibition organization, education and publications, acquisitions, conservation, public speaking, and fund raising. Major projects for the Fellow will include assisting in the preparation of retrospective exhibitions of John Altoon and László Moholy-Nagy and with the installation of a major sculptural work by Helen Pashgian, and the conception and realization of a temporary installation of work from the permanent collection.

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in art history. Prior museum experience, ideally involving modern or contemporary art, is preferred. Proficiency in German (especially reading) is likewise preferred, with knowledge of French and/or Hungarian an asset. Excellent writing, organizational, and public speaking skills, together with a strong interest in the acquisition, interpretation, care, and display of works of art, are essential, as is the ability to work collaboratively. The goal of this Fellowship is to provide opportunities for a talented scholar committed to the museum profession. Graduates of the Fellowship program will be uniquely prepared to embark on curatorial careers.

The position starts in September 2013. The annual stipend of $50,000 includes compensation ($36,400), benefits, a travel allowance, and modest funding for relocation. Applicants must submit a cover letter that addresses interest in the Fellowship; a statement, not to exceed three pages, describing the applicant's research interests and accomplishments; a complete curriculum vitae; a published paper or other writing sample; and three sealed letters of recommendation. All application materials should be combined in one envelope and must be received no later than March 1, 2013. Hard copies only will be accepted. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please send application materials to:

Human Resources
RE: Wallis Annenberg Curatorial Fellowship
Los Angeles Country Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Opportunity: International Curatorial Fellowship, WILHELM-HACK-MUSEUM

Posted by Sophia Zhou • Wednesday, January 23. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

Deadline: January 31, 2013

The WILHELM-HACK-MUSEUM, Ludwigshafen am Rhein (Germany), is announcing an International Curatorial Fellowship for its public space project “HACK and the CITY. Think global, act local”, scheduled to run from late summer 2013 until end of 2014. The 18 month-fellowship is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation (Kulturstiftung des Bundes) in the program “International Museum Fellowship”.

The WILHELM-HACK-MUSEUM is a museum for Modern and Contemporary Art in the city Ludwigshafen am Rhein, a town very much formed by its industrial history and its immigrant population. 20% of the people living in Ludwigshafen are of foreign nationality (mainly Turkish but also from Eastern Europe, the Middle East etc.). With the support of an International Fellow curator from the Middle East the WILHELM-HACK-MUSEUM seeks to strengthen its position as locally and globally acting think tank and inspiration for citizens of any nationality, background or level of education. For this purpose the museum envisions a comprehensive, interdisciplinary program for the city’s public space that reflects the commonalities, potentials, boundaries and interactions between art, society, politics and everyday life.

The fellow will be part of the curatorial team and involved in all stages of conceptualization, planning and realization of “HACK and the CITY”. As a mediator between museum and community her/his task will be to develop, in close cooperation with the museum team, an interdisciplinary program that not only makes use of the institution itself but especially of the city space as an exhibition and play area. The exploration and investigation of the specific conditions and individual resources are expected to lead to a lively program of events, performances, lectures, exhibitions. Of particular importance is the engagement with the community and accessibility for everyone.

For this project we are looking for an ambitious curator from the Greater Middle East who, ideally, is already experienced in the implementation of public art projects and well-connected within the art world of his/her home region. Knowledge of the post-colonial discourse and interest in the issues of migration and cross-cultural matters, such as cultural exchange processes, are required as well as advanced-level English competency and computer literacy. Knowledge of German would be advantageous. Other important features are: communication skills, passion for working with people and a keen sense of group processes (especially professional/amateur mix).

Please note: This position is full-time and runs for 18 months. The fellow will enter a contract with the Stadt Ludwigshafen with a gross salary starting at around 2,400 Euros/month. As the candidate will be a state employee, s/he is required to have German health insurance and to pay into the German tax and social welfare system. The Goethe Institut and the museum will assist the fellow with necessary paperwork such as work permits and visas, if necessary. Preferred start of the fellowship is 15 April 2013.

Please check the Kulturstiftung’s website for more information on the fellowship program which includes workshops and other events:
More on the museum:
More on the city of Ludwigshafen am Rhein (in German):

For inquiries about the curatorial fellowship, please contact Dr. Barbara J. Scheuermann, curator at the WILHELMHACK-MUSEUM,

Your application package should include:

cover letter
university certificate(s)
contact information of two references
1-page essay outlining your ideas/expectations for the described project “HACK and the CITY” with a special focus on formats and audiences including names of proposed artists.

Please send the application via email in a single document in pdf-format by 31 January 2013 (extended deadline!) to Dr. Barbara J. Scheuermann,

Funded by the International Museum Fellowship programme of the German Federal Cultural Foundation

Job: Chief Curator, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

Posted by Sophia Zhou • Thursday, January 10. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum seeks a dynamic, knowledgeable, and highly-motivated leader for the position of Chief Curator (or for a candidate with appropriate experience, Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs). This person will be responsible for the curatorial vision of the institution and will be a senior leader across the organization.

About deCordova
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is a collecting contemporary art institution located in the Boston suburb of Lincoln, Massachusetts. Attracting more than 100,000 visitors each year, deCordova is comprised of a 30-acre Sculpture Park with numerous micro-environments for artwork and interaction, a museum that encompasses both a converted historic structure along with a contemporary addition with 5,000 square feet of gallery space. DeCordova has 30 full-time staff and an annual operating budget of approximately 4.8 million USD. In coming years the institution will initiate a major capital campaign to realize the work outlined in a master plan as well as to buttress its endowments.

About the Position
This is a critical position in a unique contemporary art institution. The Chief Curator (CC) leads a curatorial team creating compelling exhibitions across several programmatic loci, both indoors and out, and will curate his/her own major projects. In addition, the CC works to broaden the museum’s participation in the international contemporary art scene by building and leveraging personal connections with artists, dealers, collectors, and peer institutions, and through his/her leadership and scholarship in the field. While deCordova has an active gallery exhibition program in all media, it has recently committed itself to the strategic goal of being among the leading contemporary sculpture parks in the United States. Hence while the CC is expected to lead curatorial efforts across the organization and all media, he/she should have a particular passion for contemporary sculpture.

Creative leadership in curatorial approach and the ability to balance an international perspective with sensitivity toward deCordova’s community and the local arts scene is imperative. The CC will have important roles in launching a newly-initiated sculpture park consortium, leading the process of awarding deCordova’s annual 25,000 USD Rappaport Art Prize, supporting development and marketing efforts to raise funds and awareness, and collaborating with the Museum’s department of Learning and Engagement to interpret contemporary art through programs that provide rich points of connection for a broad spectrum of visitors.

The ideal candidate will have five or more years of experience working in an advanced curatorial capacity (department head, senior curator, or similar) with a record of compelling exhibitions and publications in the field of contemporary art. Preference will be given to candidates with meaningful connections with international sculptors, collectors, and dealers of sculpture. In addition, prior success developing a curatorial team and managing staff, demonstrated finance and fundraising skills, and exemplary communications and presentation skills will prove a significant advantage.

To Apply
Applicants should forward a cover letter articulating their interest, complete curriculum vitae or resume, bibliography and no more than three sample publications (exhibition catalogues, brochures, etc.) that they feel best represents recent work. Materials may be submitted digitally to and/or via mail to Curatorial Search, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA 01773, USA. The position will remain open until filled.

For further information on the position, please click

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
51 Sandy Pond Road
Lincoln, MA 01773

Job: Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University

Posted by Sophia Zhou • Tuesday, January 8. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

Deadline: February 8, 2013

The Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University seeks candidates for the position Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.

Description: Founded in 1974, the Ulrich is a nationally recognized university art museum emphasizing modern and contemporary art and based in the largest metropolis in Kansas. The WSU sculpture collection was noted among the Top Ten in Public Art Review in 2006. Recent sculpture garden commissions have added work by Andy Goldsworthy and Wichita-native Tom Otterness. The permanent collection boasts over 6,000 works across the modern era to today and includes work by Joan Miró, August Rodin, Robert Henri, Barbara Hepworth, Robert Motherwell, Andy Warhol, Sol Lewitt, Kara Walker, and Kota Ezawa. Museum endowments generously support active collection acquisition. With 6,250 square feet of gallery space, the Ulrich presents a schedule of six to eight rotating exhibitions annually, regularly self-organized and/or drawn from the museum collection. As a university art museum devoted to learning, the Ulrich explores the power of the visual arts to communicate with and expand the educational opportunities for the diverse community of Wichita State University, Wichita, and the region.

Responsibilities: The Ulrich Museum Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art reports to the museum director and works collaboratively with other staff in a team environment. The position balances responsibilities for collection development and art acquisition with exhibition programming, organization and interpretation. An ability to cultivate patrons and collectors, engage faculty and program partners, serve artists, and connect with students are important traits for the successful candidate. The Ulrich Museum of Art seeks a candidate committed to broad-based learning strategies to creatively interpret and contextualize contemporary art for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
Job Requirements


Required—Master’s degree in art, art history, or related field. Demonstrated evidence of clear writing and public speaking. Experience with curatorial organization (three years of museum curatorial experience preferred). Commitment to diversity. Evidence of past innovative, interdisciplinary programming.

Salary: mid-$40,000 commensurate with experience

Application guidelines:

Candidates must apply on-line at and click on unclassified positions. Candidates must submit a cover letter addressing the position qualifications, a resume, and contact information for three professional references. Finalists only will be asked to submit 1- 3 published writing samples to Curator Search, WSU Ulrich Museum of Art, 1845 Fairmount Street, Wichita KS 67260-0046. You may learn more about the Ulrich Museum and its programs at

Opportunity: Call for Papers - Envisioning the Practice: Montréal International Symposium on Performing Arts Curation

Posted by Sophia Zhou • Tuesday, January 8. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

Envisioning the Practice:
Montréal International Symposium on Performing Arts Curation

Call for Papers

Deadline for submission: June 1, 2013

A seminal event in the field of performing arts, Envisioning the Practice: Montréal International Symposium on Performing Arts Curation will be held in Montréal (Canada) on April 10-13, 2014. The symposium was conceived by the Arts Curators Association of Québec and further supported by collaborating partners the PHI Centre and the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).

Over the last 40 years, the knowledge base of professional curators in the visual arts has deepened and developed through numerous gatherings, organizations, publications and graduate university-level programs dedicated to examining its role and import. However, curators of the performing arts – who variously call themselves presenters, programmers, artistic directors, producers, diffuseurs, cultural agents and more -- have been missing from these developments.

In recent years there has been considerable momentum building - through formal and informal conversations - on the practice of performing arts curation. A first collection of published texts under the title “Curating Performing Arts” was produced and edited in 2010 by Frakcija Performing Arts Journal #55 in Croatia. Two exploratory meetings of artists and arts presenters were organized in North America and Europe: “The Culture of Curation” in Toronto, Canada in 2010 by the Canadian Association of Performing Arts Presenters, and “Beyond Curating: strategies of knowledge transfer in dance, performance and visual arts” held in Essen, Germany in 2011 and supported by Tanzplan Essen. As well as these conferences and publication, an increasing number of international performing arts marketplace events have recently fostered discussions about the vocation of performing arts presenter. Additionally, a premier graduate program, the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP), was inaugurated at Wesleyan University (U.S.A) in 2011.

Building on these advancements, “Envisioning the Practice: Montréal International Symposium on Performing Arts Curation” will serve to create further parameters and grounds on which to foster theories about the practice. This symposium brings together recent discourses on curation in all performance disciplines (dance/movement, music/sound, theatre/text-based, interdisciplinary, media arts and emergent practices) in order to enrich, structure and theorize possibilities of curating in these fields, with an interest in “best practices”.

Curators (institutional, independent, artist-curators, critic-curators, etc.), artists, artistic directors, programmers, presenters, producers, scholars, art administrators, art historians, art critics, independent scholars and graduate students are invited to submit proposals that consider, but are not restricted to, the following topics:

• How do you respond to the current definition as provided by Cultures of the Curatorial (2012; edited by Beatrice von Bismarck, Jörn Schafaff, Thomas Weski) which states that the curators’ work is "principally a task of putting together," and further, as that of "enabling, making public, educating, analyzing, criticizing, theorizing, editing, and staging."
• Defining the practice as a field of inquiry and knowledge; what do we mean when we say/do “curation”?
• Naming, imagining parameters for the role and the field; how far can we take this work?
• (Re)creating typologies of emergent forms and genres
• Historical, philosophical, sociological, anthropological and political perspectives on performing arts curation
• The performing arts as “event”: function and meaning
• Describing the work of curation and the role of curator
• Distinguishing the work of the curator and that of the dramaturg and community/audience development person (médiateur culturel)
• Becoming a performing arts curator, finding/creating employment, mentoring, succession
• Working inside and outside of venues and institutions; how are we working?
• Strategies for conceptualizing a scholarly program of study; how do we continue to develop our work in the academy to also further support our work in the field?
• Best practices/ethics, possible models, utopias
• The curatorial statement of belief, how we are articulating the practice
• Engaging audiences to embrace new and hybrid forms of viewing and participation; articulating our work to a greater public
• Documenting and archiving performances -- where they are available and how they are distributed
• How is the relationship between curation and community-based practices articulated?
• Offering critical insights into past experiences, current trends, and rigorous insights that can help other colleagues working in the field

Each paper will be allocated 20 minutes and be placed within a panel session of three speakers with related topics, and 30 minutes will be reserved for discussion among delegates. A moderator will be present to foster dialogue and exchange. Papers should focus on research and findings, case studies, or take the form of critical papers that expand on personal experience and/or knowledge. Thirty papers will be selected by way of a blind jury composed of a committee of scholars and practitioners.
Presentations that incorporate performance, workshops and unusual formats are encouraged but should be presented as a paper-recital or paper-demonstration. The languages of the abstracts and presentations may be in English and/or French, as there will be simultaneous translation made available.

Innovative presentation techniques might include (but are not limited to):
• an accompanying visual montage/artwork, sound/music, or movement/dance performance
• original use of technologies
• a lecture in character
• an interview or group presentation


Please include:
1) An email that includes your name, title or vocation, institution (if applicable), mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address.
2) A title and abstract of 350 words maximum that clearly outlines the paper’s proposal and form of presentation as a .doc or docx attachment, without your name on it;
Please send to by June 1, 2013.

The publication of a peer-reviewed anthology, comprised of keynote presentations and selected speakers´ contributions, to be translated into both French and English versions. We will also work towards the publication of the symposium in journals and magazines, the posting of archival video documentation on the internet (and possibly live streaming), as well as an interactive website/blog/social networking site to support continued dialogue.

Call for Papers – Important Dates:
June 1, 2013 Submission deadline for individual paper and pre-formed panel proposals
July 15, 2013 Notification of acceptance
April 10-13, 2014
(Friday to Sunday) Symposium Dates

More information, and the full programme (full schedule of events, details about keynote speakers and their presentations, their biographies, information on travel and accommodations in Montréal, etc.) will be updated on our website

Dena Davida, Dominique Fontaine, Jane Gabriels
Planning Committee co-chairs
Co-founders Arts Curators Association of Québec

Job: Head of Curatorial Affairs and Curator of American Art, Amherst College

Posted by Sophia Zhou • Saturday, December 29. 2012 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

Deadline: January 30, 2013

Job Description

The Mead Art Museum at Amherst College seeks a capable, experienced administrator and motivated, creative scholar to oversee the museum’s the programs for exhibitions, acquisitions, research, and publications, and to serve as curator of the museum’s celebrated collection of American art. The Head of Curatorial Affairs will report to the Director, and will supervise at least one, and at times as many as three, full time employees.

The Head of Curatorial Affairs provides leadership for the museum’s excellence in exhibitions, publications, acquisitions, and research. The Head of Curatorial Affairs is responsible for managing and coordinating all curatorial activities of the Mead Art Museum. The Head of Curatorial Affairs convenes and runs monthly collections team meetings; strategically plans and manages the museum’s exhibition schedule; acts as project manager and quality-controller for all museum exhibitions and displays; proposes new procedures and policies as needed; reviews wall labels and other public texts to ensure that they are on-time, on-budget, and of the highest quality; oversees the production of all museum publications; works to develop a balanced, mission-directed program of acquisitions in all areas, in keeping with the museum’s Collection Plan; reviews all proposed acquisitions before bringing them to the attention of the Director; represents the museum at local, regional, and national events and professional meetings; and takes an active role in fundraising activities. The Head of Curatorial Affairs supervises the Curator of Russian Art and grant-funded Curatorial Fellows employed by the Mead.

In addition, the Head of Curatorial Affairs is responsible for the curatorial responsibilities specific to the Mead Art Museum’s flagship collection of American art. These responsibilities include: conducting research on the permanent collection, potential acquisitions, and loans; writing exhibition catalogues and other texts; serving as content editor of the museum’s annual report; proposing and developing a regular program of temporary exhibitions, typically involving some aspect of the permanent collection, and sometimes in collaboration with Amherst College faculty; helping to build, refine, and strengthen the permanent collection by researching and proposing new acquisitions; training and supervising one or two undergraduate interns; assisting students, faculty, and visitors with research related to the permanent collection; and presenting gallery talks and public lectures. In addition to these recurring responsibilities, the Head of Curatorial Affairs will coordinate and serve as the lead author of a new catalogue of the collection of nineteenth-century American paintings for publication in 2018.

To apply, interested candidates should submit the following materials:

A cover letter expressing interest in the position and outlining relevant experience
A complete curriculum vitae of education, employment, honors, awards, and publications
Three sample publications: an interpretative wall label, a published catalogue entry, and a published essay or article (or excerpt therefrom) of no more than 15 pages
The names and contact information (mail, e-mail, and telephone numbers) of three professional references, who will not be contacted until the search committee has informed the candidate of doing so

Competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. A review of applications will begin on January 30, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.

Employer Information

The Mead Art Museum holds the art collection of Amherst College. Established with funds bequeathed by William Rutherford Mead (Class of 1867), a founding partner of McKim, Mead, and White, the Mead occupies the original building opened in 1949 and renovated in 1999-2001. The more than 18,000 works of art in the Mead’s collection represent a wide range of historical periods, national schools, and artistic media. The museum’s exceptional holdings of American art rank among the finest and most varied in an academic institution, and range from early American portraits and Hudson River School landscapes to American Impressionist works and paintings by The Eight, and also include modern and contemporary sculptures, photographs, paintings, and prints.

An accredited member of the American Association of Museums, the Mead participates in the consortium of the Five Colleges, Inc., as well as museums10, a regional cultural collaboration. For more information, including a searchable catalogue of the collection and a complete schedule of exhibitions and events, please visit

To apply online, please visit our web site at

Opportunity: Open Call for Curatorial Proposals, the Korean Cultural Centre UK

Posted by Sophia Zhou • Saturday, December 29. 2012 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

Deadline: January 16, 2013

The Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) invites individual or collective curators to submit an exhibition proposal for a 6-week show of visual art in our exhibition space in central London. Two successful proposals – one proposal by Korean curator/s and the other by non Korean curator/s – will form part of the 2013 exhibition programme respectively in April and September at the Korean Cultural Centre UK. The selected curator/s will receive 2000 pounds of curatorial fee and exhibition production budget within 8000 pounds will be supported by the Korean Cultural Centre UK. The KCCUK will provide administrative support and on-line/off-line PR.

The Korean Cultural Centre UK is looking for curator/s with a creative vision that can present a platform for artists to engage with their audience. The KCCUK is open to curatorial proposals that draw from a wide range of artistic practices; welcoming innovative ideas and cross-cultural contexts that engage with the public whilst maximising the exhibition space on offer.

Please carefully read the submission guidelines below:

To apply for the open call, candidates must:

Be UK-based Independent curator/s
Be individuals with a proven track record of curating exhibitions in the UK
Not be an employee of any cultural institution

Requirements for Submission

Closing date for submission is 5pm, Wednesday 16 January 2013
Late applications shall not be considered for evaluation
Curators may apply for the competition as individuals as well as in groups (or as curatorial collectives)
All proposals must be previously unpublished, must not have been realised or exhibited before
Proposals must include 3 or more artists, more than half of whom must be Korean artists
Proposals should take into consideration the 160 square metre of the KCCUK exhibition space
Curators will not be allowed to participate as artists in the projects

Selection Method

All submitted proposal will be reviewed by a jury panel consisting of UK based art experts.
A Shortlist of proposals will be announced by the end of January 2013.
The shortlisted curators should then refine and finalize their proposals and present them to the jury panel for consideration. The candidates will be interviewed by the jury in early February with the winner of the 2013 Open Call for Curatorial Proposals being announced shortly afterwards.
The final selected proposal will then be examined, developed and finalized in partnership with the curator of the Korean Cultural Centre UK with the purpose of taking into account financial constraints, artists requirements and the architectural specificities.

For more detailed information, please visit our website or contact / +44 (0)20 7004 2600
Contact person: Jihye Hong, curator

Job: Assistant Director of Curatorial Affairs/Senior Curator of Collections, Davis Museum & Cultural Center, Wellesley College

Posted by Sophia Zhou • Sunday, December 23. 2012 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

Application: open until filled

Job Summary
The Davis Museum at Wellesley College seeks a highly skilled and dynamic Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs and Senior Curator of Collections. Reporting to the Director/Chief Curator, this is a dual senior management and curatorial position. Interviews will be scheduled during the College Art Association Conference in New York, February 13-16, 2013.

The Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs/Senor Curator of Collections reports to and works closely with the Director/Chief Curator to oversee all curatorial matters at the Davis: defining vision and direction for the collections (policies and procedures, collections surveys, acquisitions including gifts and purchases); advocating for, coordinating, and realizing richly exceptional exhibitions, publications, and programs that draw on and/or expand collecting strengths, enhance the mission of the institution, complement curricular goals, inspire students and faculty, and heighten the visibility of the Davis in the regional, national, and international art communities. Supervises the curatorial team and administers the department; coordinates closely with other Davis departments as well as with faculty, students, and staff on campus.

Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. in Art History required. The ideal candidate will have recognized scholarly expertise in a major historical area of Davis collecting as well as demonstrated administrative competence, proven knowledge of curatorial and museum practices, significant supervisory experience, 5-7 years of working in an art museum or comparable context with a track record of substantial and inventive exhibitions, and significant publications history.

The position requires: excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to work effectively as a manager and to demonstrate leadership within a collaborative environment, organizational and interpersonal acumen, grant writing and administration experience, proficiency in a digital environment, flexibility, collegiality, and aplomb. Travel as required; other duties as assigned.

The candidate will join the staff of a museum at the center of the intellectual life of a vital undergraduate campus, and to be successful should possess a strong commitment to the unique orientation of the academic museum and to the teaching mission of the Davis.

To apply, visit

Opportunity: Curatorial Fellow for Diversity in the Arts, Walker Art Centre

Posted by Sophia Zhou • Sunday, December 23. 2012 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

APPLICATION DEADLINE Friday, February 22, 2013

Walker Art Center seeks applicants for their prestigious Curatorial Fellowship for Diversity in the Arts.

This two-year fellowship (starting June 2013 through June 2014) supports the Walker’s goal to encourage greater diversity within the museum field. The fellowship has been offered continually since the early 1990’s. Our fellowship alum now play prominent roles within many museums throughout the world. In our terms, diversity refers to a wide spectrum of people of color, people with disabilities, age, gender and other classifications. Qualified candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or studies are strongly encouraged to apply.

Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in all phases of exhibition development, including: research; checklist development; lender and artist relations; publication rights and reproductions; writing texts for didactics, blogs, and the member magazine; floorplan development; installation; and development of public programs related to exhibitions. Fellows also assist with other departmental needs including acquisitions research, preparation for presentations, leading tours, and donor relations

Qualifications: M.A. degree in art history, museum studies, or a related field (e.g. history, cultural studies, etc.). Exceptional B.A. degree-holders in these fields will be considered if they have significant museum or gallery experience. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and familiarity with modern and contemporary art required; foreign language skills (written and verbal) are highly desirable.

Please note: international candidates must secure at their expense and be in possession of a valid US work visa.

Salary: $27,000/year plus $2,000 travel allocation per year for travel related to professional development activities or relocation; excellent benefits offered.

APPLICATION DEADLINE Friday, February 22, 2013

Application materials include:
• A letter of interest (addressed to the Visual Arts Department)
• Resume
• Transcripts (unofficial)
• The names of 3 references with contact information
• Writing samples: the primary writing sample must be less than 10 pages; an excerpt from a thesis or other academic writing sample is preferred. If possible (though not required), please also submit 1 short, published general audience writing sample (e.g. wall text, gallery guide, project related blog post, etc.).

Send applications electronically as MS Word or PDF attachments to: No phone calls or follow-up emails please.

Job: Director, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum

Posted by Sophia Zhou • Saturday, December 22. 2012 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

Deadline: February 1, 2013

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum is looking for a new director to take office as of 1 January 2014.

ARoS’ vision is to stand out among the world’s innovative and attractive art museums. Since moving to the centre of the city in 2004, the museum, through a varied range of high-profile and successful special exhibitions, has taken its first steps towards international esteem. ARoS has succeeded in bringing in the most inspiring and challenging visual art to Aarhus. In particular, ARoS focuses on the meeting of great art and the people it was created for, aiming particularly at attracting children and youths.

The new director must be able to continue the endeavours to bring the museum to a high international level by focusing on the museum’s visitors. In addition to a solid background in art history, this requires a visionary director who is able to communicate straightforwardly with business partners from the political system, the corporate sector and the educational system. Further, it is a condition that the director already has a broad international network and has demonstrated inspiring leadership.

ARoS is an independent institution in Denmark’s second-largest city. Established in 1859, the museum was relocated in 2004 to a large-scale new building of 17,700 square metres in central Aarhus. The museum’s collection comprises 10,000 items dating from 1770 to date. In later years, the museum has focused primarily on purchases of relevant contemporary art. In addition to the permanent exhibition, ARoS has offered 2-3 special exhibitions in recent years. In 2011, the museum reported a record 523,000 visitors. For further information reference is made to our homepage.

The employment is a fixed-term 5-year appointment which may be renewed for 3 years without advertisement.

Applications should be sent to the Chairman of ARoS, c/o Kromann Reumert, Rådhuspladsen 3, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark, marked “ARoS”, or via e-mail to by 1 February 2013.

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Opportunity: CeRCCa Self-Directed Residency

Posted by Sophia Zhou • Wednesday, December 19. 2012 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

Deadline: Ongoing

CeRCCa opens its program to artists, critics, researchers and curators interested in participating in self-directed residencies in Llorenç del Penedes, a quiet village located one hour outside of Barcelona and 10 minutes drive to the sea. The physical development of specific projects is not required during the residency at CeRCCA. Self-directed residencies aim to facilitate a space for research and experimentation to implement artistic and curatorial projects. We are able to host individuals or groups of 4 people maximum.


CeRCCa offers three to four individual double bed rooms, two shared bathrooms, kitchen, library, 40 sq m studio, patio, and wireless internet. For proposals that require production workshops and or other equipment, CeRCCa will initiate the necessary contacts. We offer our guidance in finding additional funding for projects and will provide acceptance letters. We are also happy to provide our guidance in getting around the region and in regard to all practical concerns.


The residency studio is available for a fee of 650 euros a month. Applicants are responsible for transportation costs to and from the
residency and daily expenses.

Application requirements

To apply please send an application form to
More information:
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Job: Curatorial Assistant, Architecture and Design at MoMA

Posted by Sophia Zhou • Sunday, December 16. 2012 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

Application open


Primary immediate responsibility will be to assist in preparations for the major exhibitions Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light (March 10–June 24, 2013) and Le Corbusier: Landscapes for the Machine Age (June 9–September 23, 2013). Assists senior curatorial staff in all areas of their responsibilities including administrative work in the context of curatorial functions such as acquisitions, collections records, bibliographic and biographical records and files, research for exhibitions and publications, departmental committees, loans, and general curatorial inquiries. Performs work in relation to care of the collection and arranges for custodial, registration, and preparation work as required by the curatorial staff in the maintenance of the collection in gallery, study, and storage areas. Performs the duties of exhibitions assistant, including research on artists, periods, styles, etc. on specific works, on locations of works, on photograph sources, etc. Assists in arranging loans, in catalogue preparation, in the preparation of checklists from compilation to data entry, and in coordinating and scheduling work to be done within the Museum and without in such areas as conservation, photography, public information, matting and framing, construction, lighting, etc. Assists with the preparation and installation of wall labels. Conducts daily inspection of the works on view in temporary exhibitions and assists with necessary follow-up arrangements, and answers inquiries and conducts some gallery tours as necessary for visitors, donors, affiliate groups, and Museum committees. Researches and catalogs the Museum collection and archives under senior staff supervision and answers related inquiries from the public and scholars with regard to such information. Works with curatorial interns as assigned. Keeps informed of current activity in the area of departmental interests through gallery and museum visits, publications, etc., and conveys observations to the senior staff. Reports to The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design.


Master’s degree in art history or design preferred. Relevant work experience and competence within area of departmental interest or equivalent. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and other standard office procedures and equipment. Reading knowledge of one or more European languages.

How to apply
If you would like to submit your resume and cover letter for consideration, please choose one of the following options:

By e-mail: (most preferred option)
By fax: (212) 333-1107
By mail: The Museum of Modern Art
The Department of Human Resources
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019

Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions. Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at The Museum of Modern Art.

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Opportunity: Curatorial Open Call: Unsolicited Proposal Program at apexart

Posted by Sophia Zhou • Tuesday, December 11. 2012 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

Dates: submissions will be accepted from January 15 to February 15, 2013 (11:59 PM EST—New York time).

The Unsolicited Proposal program is an opportunity for anyone, from anywhere, to submit an exhibition proposal to apexart. For one month beginning January 15, 2013, the Unsolicited Proposal Program will accept 500-word submissions for group shows that examine an idea or theme. Exhibitions can be about anything that the organizer finds compelling — successful shows have been mounted about everything from television to mapping to literature. No prior curatorial experience is required and we invite submissions from people of all backgrounds. Proposals are evaluated by an international jury and the three winners receive funding and administrative support to mount their exhibition in apexart's Manhattan gallery space.

Applications accepted online only from January 15- February 15, 2013. More information, including frequently asked questions and details on how to apply, is available here:

291 Church Street
New York, New York 10013
United States of America

Jurors for 2012-13 season:
Maria Aggeli, Miguel Amado, Gisele Amantea, Tiong Ang, Angela Ashman, Magnus Bartus, Meg Belichick, Melissa Broder, Gregorio Camara Castellanos, Lawrence Cappiello, Deric Carner, Eva Chytilek, Dan Claster, Anna Colin, Adeleine Daysor, Alain Declercq, Nita Deda, Ann deVere, Jane Dickson, Lital Doltan, Anita Durst, Don Edler, Mohamed el Moslemany , Luisa Especial, Mark Feary, Richard Foerster, Lucy Foley, A.E. Fournet, Marion Friedman Young, Mark Gajewski, Maria Jose Garces, Emanuel Geisser, Aaron Gilbert, Elena Goukassian, Leor Grady, Sofija Grandakovska, Katherine Gressel, John Haro, Stef Heidhues, Zhenesse Heinemann, Marianna Ignataki, Jennifer Inacio, Frank Jackson, Gregg Kallor, Jeffrey Kastner, Steve Katrosits, Jayson Keeling, Claire Kessler-Bradner, Sabeena Khosla, Darren Kraft, Heather Kristin, David Kwon, Patricia Leal, Deanna Lee, Fiona Lee, Leonard Lehrer, Todd Lester, Benjamin Liu, Amy Longenecker-Brown, Enrico Lunghi, Despo Magoni, Nalini Malaviya, Hannah Malyn, Grant Mandarino, Sophia Marisa Lucas, Martin Masetto, Jen Messier, Carlos Motta, Marvella Muro, Yohta Namba, Vadim Neselovskyi, Katharina Neuburger, Jade Niklai, Nanna Nordstrom, Stephen O'Connor, Shelly Oria, Anna Ostoya, Konstantinos Papamichalopoulos, Jessica Ann Peavy, Mark Pennings, Raj Per Tot, Eyal Perry, Kirk Rader, Bronwyn Riggs , Kiron Robinson, Alvaro Rodriguez Fominaya, Lauren Rosati, Marta Sarkozy, Margo Sawyer, Keith Schwitzer, Ed Shaw, Stephanie Elyse Sherman, Jeremy Siskind, Tom Sloan, Danielle Sommer, Alise Spinella, Paul Stewart, Sally Szwed, Maiko Tanaka, Philip Tomaru, Jordi Trullas, Irene Tsatsos, Ekaterina Tsvetkova, Elvira Vernaschi, Kimberly Wadsworth, Peter White, Anna Martine Whitehead, Gregory Williams, Carmen Winant, Ahmad Zatari, Yiannis Ziogas
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Job: Co-Director, Fotomuseum Winterthur

Posted by Sophia Zhou • Friday, December 7. 2012 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

Deadline: January 8, 2013
Beginning July 1, 2013 or as agreed.

Fotomuseum Winterthur is an international museum. It sees itself as a vibrant space for exhibitions, education and collection, dedicated to the presentation and discourse on photography and images related to photography.

Founded in 1993, Fotomuseum Winterthur sees photography as an art form as well as a documentation of reality. It presents perspectives on photography through monographic and theme-oriented exhibitions, symposia, exhibition tours, and lectures, as well as the blog Still Searching – An Online Discourse on Photography and Plat(t)form. In addition, it hosts a comprehensive collection which is publicly accessible on its homepage.

The Directors are responsible for the exhibition, education and event programs as well as the operational management of the museum. The precise areas of responsibility for both Co-Directors will be defined accordingly.

In the position of Co-Director we seek someone of the younger generation. Candidates should be particularly knowledgeable in the history of photography as well as contemporary international photography and art. Candidates should have completed art college or university studies and have proven experience in organization and project management. They should be well versed in current forms of communication and new media, and display an aptitude for creativity and teamwork. Linguistic proficiency in German and English is also required.

For further information, please contact Monika Faber (, and visit

Please send your detailed application by January 8, 2013 to:
Findungskommission Fotomuseum Winterthur
c/o Franz Probst
Bahnhofplatz 18
CH-8400 Winterthur, Switzerland
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